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Cast to Last & Rolled Rails
Photos of the components that support America's Steel Highway
Photo Album By: Frank Orona
 
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Photo ID: 449319

Removing the frog is a pretty good way letting people know that a switch is permanently out of service.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 03, 2013


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Added: Aug 30, 2013

Views: 5,873
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Photo ID: 448376

Splish Splash
The weight of a passing boxcar creates some interesting water action under a joint on the mainline.

Railroad: Georgia Central Railroad
Locomotive: Wheel
Location: Dublin, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: FBOX 504173
Train ID: GC L782
Photo Date: August 15, 2013


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Added: Aug 22, 2013

Views: 17,088
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 448002

This side view of a compromise joint shows exactly what it’s meant to do, join rail of differing sizes. For another view of a compromise joint, more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 11, 2013


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Added: Aug 20, 2013

Views: 5,413
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Photo ID: 447061

End of an Era
Even though the CF&I had already been purchased by Oregon Steel Mills years earlier in 1992, the rails being rolled in the mill after the acquisition date would still ha... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 03, 2013


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Added: Aug 13, 2013

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Photo ID: 445543

Rolled just less than 5 miles from here, a relic from the past in the form of a CF&I tie plate still does its job of holding rail in place even though this rail hasn’t seen a wheel pass over it ... (more)

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 02, 2013


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Added: Aug 01, 2013

Views: 2,821
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Photo ID: 444523

Property Line
They don’t call it the Joint Line for nothing, as evident here in Bragdon a section of track clearly marks where each railroad’s ownership ends and begins.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Bragdon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 2013


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Added: Jul 24, 2013

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Photo ID: 443697

Sixty nine foot long pieces of 115 pound rail fresh from the Evraz USA mill in Pueblo (former CF&I) sit bundled atop a flush deck flatcar as they head East to Kansas City on the p... (more)

Railroad: Genesee & Wyoming
Locomotive: Flatcar
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: GNWR 4258
Train ID: BNSF H-DENKCK
Photo Date: June 29, 2013


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Added: Jul 17, 2013

Views: 5,125
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Photo ID: 441438

Tracks in the CSX Tilford yard begin to glisten as light from the rising sun reflects off the rail's polished head.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #:
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 05, 2013


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Added: Jun 28, 2013

Views: 1,951
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Photo ID: 439795

The orange rusty colors of brand new wheels shine bright as they ride atop a former Conrail wheel flatcar used for the sole purpose of transporting railroad wheel sets.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Flatcar
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 725533
Train ID: CSX Q679
Photo Date: May 19, 2013


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Added: Jun 13, 2013

Views: 3,711
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Photo ID: 439678

Built by the New York Central between 1929 and 1934 as way to move trains through Manhattan’s West Side above the streets of the city, the High Line would serve the city well and even earned the... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: Rail
Location: New York, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2013


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Jun 12, 2013

Views: 8,861
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Photo ID: 439596

The loaded tank cars full of Phenol show off their rail bending abilities as they move along the jointed rail of the State Do... (more)

Railroad: GATX
Locomotive: Tank Car
Location: Phenix City, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: GATX 32958
Train ID: Brickyard Job
Photo Date: March 15, 2013


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Added: Jun 11, 2013

Views: 8,026
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Photo ID: 439592

As NS 137 glides over the track in Gold Ridge, it illuminates rail rolled by the French firm Hayange- at their rail mill located in Hayange, France during the year of 1984.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Gold Hill, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: NS 137
Photo Date: May 21, 2013


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Added: Jun 11, 2013

Views: 1,448
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Photo ID: 439025

Rolled at the U.S. Steel Gary Works in the 1940s, this 6 bolt joint bar does its job of keeping the 115 pound rail Gold Hill siding together as NS trains traverse it day and night

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Gold Hill, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 2013


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Added: Jun 06, 2013

Views: 1,846
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Photo ID: 436328

The sun rises through the clouds and over the former Western Railway of Alabama trackage as it signals the beginning of another day of train movement along the CSX mainline. Photo taken at a gr... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Auburn, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 03, 2011


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By: Frank Orona

Added: May 17, 2013

Views: 2,710
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Photo ID: 423987

Light Weight
The weight of empty aluminum coal gondolas show their rail bending capabilities as they sit atop 90 lb rail rolled only miles east of this location at the more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Gondola
Location: Bessemer, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #:
Train ID: CSX M729
Photo Date: January 19, 2013


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Feb 06, 2013

Views: 3,856
Comments: 2

Favorited: 10
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